Liberals Announce $38.8M for Municipal Infrastructure
Today, Premier Dwight Ball announced Federal-Provincial funding of $38.8 million for projects that will support significant improvements in municipal infrastructure, as well as bring benefits to residents and businesses. The money is being allocated under the Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works program.
Premier Ball was joined in Botwood by Minister Eddie Joyce, MP Scott Simms, and MHA Jerry Dean. This announcement is another great example of what is possible through meaningful collaboration across all levels of government.
Approximately $29.3 million has been allocated for 77 projects under the Small Communities Fund for municipal infrastructure projects. The provincial share in these projects will be $17.4 million and the federal share is $11.9 million.
Through these investments, a wide variety of community-oriented projects have been approved, including:
- The Town of Botwood’s sewage system upgrades;
- The Town of Stephenville’s upgrades to its water and sewer system;
- The Town of Paradise’s upgrades to its road system; and
- Husky Energy Easter Seals House’s fully-accessible and inclusive community park.
Premier Ball and Minister Joyce also announced $9.5 million has been allocated for 28 communities under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program.
I am pleased to see this investment for the Town of Botwood and for the Exploits region. The funding for this region will be used to upgrade roads and improve water and sewer systems, which will ensure a safe and sustainable communities for years to come. The new municipal infrastructure projects announced under the Small Communities Fund will greatly benefit residents throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”
MHA Jerry Dean, Exploits